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. >> that is a pretty shot. thank you, lisa. also cutting edge science turns to toys. we will explain why researchers would build >> welcome back, everyone. it's 6:46 on this sunday, january 20ing. thank you for getting up and watching the abc7 sunday morning news. for your viewing pleasure, a shot from our east bay cam showing you emeryville looking across the bay to san francisco. a nice day on tap as we've had for the last several days. lisa argen says a change is on the way. she will be here to explain in just a few. >>> the cutting edge of science also involves ideas so complicated it's hard to wrap your mind around them. but one innovative program in the bay area is trying to make scientific research more efficient by making parts of it simpler. abc7 news health and science reporter carolyn johnson has the details. >> when most people see a stack of legos, you see this, and this guy sees building blocks of science. his campus used piles of them to construct their very own working lego microscope. >> the microscope essentially is made out of two lenses. the first one is here. >> they did need to
, cutting edge science turns to toys. we will explain why researchers would build a real microscope out of legos. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >> welcome back, it's 5:46. the temperatures in the bay area have been quite mild the last few days but apparently that's going to change, so says lisa argen, who will be coming up with her full accuweather forecast. >>> new this morning as 49ers fever builds and the team once again becomes one of the hottest franchise necessary the nfl, their new stadium in santa clara could open without a naming rights deal. today san francisco chronicle quotes team's spokesman bob lang as saying the team does not have anything in the pipeline yet. adding
to many could. stem cell science. watching a man own heart tissue beat outside the body. what it means for all of us. plus the wife of man who hid out for more than two days to survive the hostage crisis in algeria speaks in and out exclusive interview with abc news. >> and insanity defense is not unique but this is sure different. man charmed with the murder of 3 co-workers pwlaiments on his childhood in pwlaiments on his childhood in china. get well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >> good evening again. we begin this half hour with new video out of algeria showing hostages huddled together held cabtive by -- captive held by al qaeda more americans than we previously knew h
a question posed earlier. >> why >> cutting edge of science often involves ideas that you can't can't wrap your mind around them. >> where people see legos this researcher sees a building block of science, his team at university mission bay campus used piles of them to construct their own working lego microscopes. >> it is two lenses. first one is objective. it's here. >> he says they did need special parts in the 3 d printer. a kind of computerized easy bake oven that can make useful items. >> the results? a working device built to answer questions. except one you may be asking now. why build a microscope out of legos? answer is a new program that is designed to change the way scientists think about their work. the director says one goal is to make projects more practical. >> and having work together. in way of brin storming them. it's bringing new dimension to the way it can be done. >> the team was tasked with reimaging uses for a scope development at the university of california. createors envisioned it was as a way of diagnosing diseases but it has yet to be commercialized. scott patt
's not on the rise and neither is cyber bullying and the top scholars in the country and in social science and psychology that saying that, so that's an important distinction so thank you both so much. >> and there is that and -- there's a balance between -- i mean when i hear that bullying is going down i mean all of us should rejoice because that to me is indicative of the fact of the work in communities across the country are starting to pay off, but it's going to be hard in this ark and we are in this area and people are coming forward, kids are coming forward . suicides that would have been kept forward or not reporting and we're learning thanks to rapid fire and thanks to social networking or facebook and this is a sued -- all of this the -- the volume of bullying is going to rise in proportion with i think the actual drop in occurrences so to balance that and be aware of that i think is important. >>i totally agree, and that's really to rosylyn's point about this being a very, very important moment and we need to did it right. just on the subject of suicide the surgeon general cam
statewide. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is live in san jose where officials warn that this potentially deadly flu season is only getting started. john? >> reporter: that's right. tonight i have been seeing more and more people coughing and keeping their distance. officials say one death, there could be many more. >> typical peak of flu a month away the first flu death. >> a 98-year-old woman that had chronic illnesses. >> reporter: he said she died a week ago. althoughthe state does not report deaths in those over 65. we found a myth keeping some from getting the flu shot. >> i am scared. it gets me sick. >> reporter: but they are swamped with demand and out of flu vaccine. i checked this walgreen's. they had 100 doses right now but would ship what is left tomorrow to other stores that have run out. it is procrastinators and people seeing a bad flu season back east. >> this is not the typical time but that is what we are seeing. >> reporter: the county will offer two flu shot clinics here in san jose. some doctors and the medical center also have vaccine. this dea
your flu shot yet? if you haven't you might have problems finding a place to get it. health and science editor john fowler tells us why it could be in short supply. >> reporter: no question this vaccine can protect you if you could find it. doctors say the flu is headed our way. >> reporter: at kaiser hospital today -- >> i am afraid you have an air infection. >> reporter: she brought in her son. >> can you open big for me? >> reporter: he is feeling sick. neither had the flu vaccine. they each got a flu shot but we learned flu vaccine may soon be hard to come by. kaiser bought 1% of the nation's total supply. >> for this week we are okay. but beyond then we are not sure about our supply. >> reporter: i called contra costa county target pharmacy, cvs and walgreen's, all were out for at least a week. that means perhaps people have been getting their shots. >> all the other states have been getting it and it is getting close. >> not really, i don't get the flu shot. >> why? because i have asthma. and also my neighbor got sick. >> reporter: officials say people should contact their healthc
weather, flu season is arriving. the number of cases in california is increasing and health and science editor joun fowler reports, the flu vaccine is already running low. >> walnut creek's kaiser hospital today. >> i'm afraid you have an ear infection, my friend. >> kelly westing brought in her five-year-old son. >> can you open big for me. >> he's feeling sick, symptoms similar to the flu. neither had had the flu vaccine. >> salo and his mom each got a flu shot, but we've learned that flu vaccine in the bay area may soon be hard to come by. >> kaiser bought one and a third million doses, 1% of the nation's total supply. >> for this week, we're okay, but beyond then, we're not really sure about our vaccine supply. >> i called continue cost county target pharmacy, cvs and walgreens all said they were out of vaccine for at least week. that may mean people have been getting their shots, perhaps worried about what they've seen back east. >> all the other states have gotten it really bad. it's getting really close, and i know a lot of people who didn't get the flu shot. >> not really. i usu
they come up with 11%? >> it's science. >> yes. it's science. >> boxers wear sweet suit autos yes. >> and interesting design. anyway. don't forget jimmy kimmel live every night right here on abc 7. he gave a comment teary big announcement on a new search tool. >> mark zuckerberg announced if you post one more picture of your cat sleeping they're going delete your ak graph search delivers search results more customized by incorporating information from your network of friends. you can ask who are my friends that live in san francisco? and ill it will answer, if have you to ask that, you don't have friends. >> i'm rung low on friends now. manhattanno and phillip phillips. week nights 11:35 p.m. and then, night line comes on after jimmy. >> still ahead here, the new emergency notification coming to marin county. plus. >> if you have pride in 40 401 -- 415, you might hate 628. when the new code is coming up. >> in abc 7 newsroom, new battle line drawn over guns and gun control. today's issue that aims to protect the privacy. >> and a push for moron line college courses. today, regents
in california. health and science editor john fowler is live with a shortage of flu vaccine. john? >> reporter: that's right. doctors warn this is just the first of what promises to be a deadly flu season. one death, expect more. >> with the peek of flu a month -- peak of flu a month away. >> a 98-year-old woman that had chronic illnesses. >> reporter: she said she died a week ago. although the state does not report flu deaths in those over 65. we found a myth keeping some from getting the flu vaccine. >> i am scared because it gets you sick. >> reporter: but they are swamped with demand and out of flu vaccine. they had 100 doses right now but would ship what is left to other stores that ran out. it is procrastinators and people seeing a bad flu season back east. >> this isn't the typical time but that is what we are seeing. >> reporter: doctors recommend school hand wash and encourage everyone to get a flu shot. at 6:00 p.m. where you can get a flu shot even if your doctor have none. reporting live in san jose, health and science editor john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a new study says g
can schedule an update with our behavioral sciences unit. i know that we've had -- they came before us. i know the chief has augmented that unite significantly. but we want to hear from them and see how things are going. i know we've had some issues within the department recently and we want to address that. >> also dr. gayle martin will be 7 and at scottish rights temple on february 8. he gives a fabulous case on suicide prevention and the stresses on law enforcement. >> president mazzucco: we did receive that e-mail today and it's open to the commissioners if you want to attend. we had a very good meeting with mary dunnigan's group and if we can have kelly dunn present. these are issues that involved the community and the department so i would like an update on that. >> i second that getting an update from the behavioral science unit because i remember last year we worked on this and we had a couple of recommendations. the chief was very supportive and i'm curious about how all of the recommendations have panned out, how it's been implemented. i definitely feel very sad for the offic
predecessors. it puts him in and somebody tops the list. >>> this is a very special science fair, he will showcase projects for more than 80 students. the goal is to encourage african-american students to have careers in science and technology. the nassau research center is all planning on sending representatives to judge this competition. it will happen at cyprus headquarters in san jose. >>> well, a milestone on mars. we will have more on the rover and how it is working on the red planet. . >>> the oldest of the mars rover and the opportunity has been quietly working on the surface. the mission was to explore three months and the opportunity is showing its age. it has a front wheel and it doesn't work well so the rover mostly moves in reverse and literally can stick from time to time but it uncovers clues that water does exist on mars. let's check in with sal, we are not going to work you hard. >> some of us who have to workings it seems like a holiday because of the commute. southbound getting to 880 that traffic is moving well and a half my friends don't have to workings the othe
, looking good. over night lows not bad. >> thank you. >>> dozens of students have advanced in the science talent search. the list includes teams from men low school and gun high school in palo alto to name a few. we posted a complete list of the students and the high schools taking part on www.ktvu.com. >>> coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. oakland leaders address the surge in violence. but are the pozles make -- proposals making people feel safer? the big mark down coming for the latest version of a popular car. ktvu'sler -- join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. >> reporter: jim harbaugh talks about his players and the preparations for the next big playoff game against the atlanta falcons. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems
expansion can get into the high schools and get kids into math and science and even language and other programs that can get them ready so they'll be part of that pool that come to u.c. >> i think we should think about the day -- and this is maybe in a five-year period, maybe 15% of the courses taken by each undergraduate would be online. >> reporter: while the governor says online courses will streamline costs, others don't think it will. it's that flop you mentioned earlier. recent reports say u.c. systems spend more than $4 million in marketing in online courses to anybody outside the university. since it started last year, only four people have signed up and some say it's just smoking mirrors. >> you spend a lot more money on administration, on equipment, on staff, on various things related to the technology and you actually take money away from instruction education. so i'm afraid it's a recipe for administrative bloat. >> reporter: many in the meeting actually thank governor brown for finding $10 million in the budget for increasing online education. no comment from the governor
is here. ktvu health and science editor john fouler is on his way right now to santa clara county where they've reported a death from the virus. the precautions being taken as a result. >>> thank you for trusting the news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. we're always here for you at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu.com.
the severity here in california. new at noon, health and science editor june fowler joins us with details and words of flu vaccine shortages. >> i spoke by phone late this morning with the top flu expert. the flu you are seeing in your neighborhood is widespread statewide. >> the level of activity exceeds what will be expected for this time of the year. this may prove to be more heavier flu season. >> good news. it is the same type a strain and the trouble is the vaccine is hard to find in areas. i reported some pharmacies are short or out in the bay area. spot shortages should be temporary. they reported another death today of someone under 65 in southern california and urging everyone to get a flu shot. wash hands and stay home when sick to head off what could be one of the worse flu seasons in years. john fowler. ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> thank you; john. >>> crews are at the scene of an accident. the driver is in the hospital. the accident stopped traffic shortly after 9:00 on old adobe road. the driver suffered moderate injuries and taken to santa rosa memorial hospital. no other veh
announced another flu death. this one as the flu continues to surge. the health and science editor today spoke with the top flu exbert about vaccine supplies. >> the flu is hitting the bay area hard. >> fever, sweating, cough, sinus problems. >> the state today upgraded the flu to widespread. >> the level of activity reported exceeds what will be expected for this time of the year. these may prove to be a more severe flu season. >> apparently more people are getting vaccinated. >> i ended up get a flu shot this year and i never had a flu shot before. >> health officials is a most of the flu this year is type a. specifically the more dangerous subtype h 3. fortunately that is the exact type in this year's flu vaccine. >> i missed the flu shot this year because when i went to get it they didn't have anymore. >> the state reports spot shortages of vaccine right now. nationwide there's 15 million in reserve. i called this cvs pharmacy in walnut creek out of vaccine last week. today a pharmacist said she did have some but expects to run out against this weekend. >> i'm not concerned enough t
learning to bubble in a multiple choice response. it is not literature, science, innovation, or creativity. it is not innovation. we need rigor and imagination. you need both. you have the left hand and the right hand. we have to combine those things. in california, we create innovation by ab32, but the only state with the cap and trade program, we create it by cutting regulation. i had to fire two incumbent people in our division of conservation. there were blocking oil exploration. i fired them and the oil permits for drilling went up 18%. we have to work on many levels. we're promoting efficiency. we're promoting and renewable energy and climate change -- i take courage change very seriously. we have got to do with it and there is a lot of resistance. but we deal with that through enlightened government policies, feedback, and changing them when we find they do not work. and encouraging the private sector where the ideas come up. i do not think -- steve jobs working in his career came up with stuff. i did not know that steve jobs was working in that group on the computer. we want to hav
imagine, that could prove extremely challenging. >> i'm in support of science if she's ready to do it. >> would you be willing to do this? >> no. >> despite the unorthodox request, the professor is a very well respected researcher. he's credited with helping initiate the human geneome project. >> what's going on? will he help raise it? >>> rattled nerves after a pair of home invasions in one safe east bay committee. we'll let you know why police think the two crimes are linked. >>> middle of the night heist that has police looking for more than a dozen high priced vehicles stolen from a bay area dealership. >>> an officer shot in the arm and the search on for two suspects involved in this. this happening as the city council considers a very controversial plan to cut crime. i'll have that story coming up. >>> another beautiful spring-like day but a return to winter in less than 24 hours. we'll tell you when the worst part of the next storm is slated to hit your household. >>> kicking off your traffic tuesday. we have debris reported across that san mateo bridge. i'll get the latest fro
day for an interactive exhibit at the science and space museum. touch the sun offers realtime images of the sun taken from outer space. they can see light not visible by the human eye from earth. the satellite captures solar flares. astronomers say it's important to understand the sun because of the impact on earth and solar flares have been known to disrupt communications and power grids here on planet earth. >> wild. i like that. >> e.t. phone home. >> ouch. >> let's check in with mike inouye for our intergalactic traffic report. >> fremont south into the san jose area. this is a smooth drive past tesla and truck scales. map throughout the entire south bay and you see a smooth flow of traffic. construction blocking 280 from highway 85 cleared from the southbound side. we do have one new incident south 280 approaching saratoga area. we have one crash reported. it sounds like it's clear from the roadway. i'll track that heading toward the 17 interchange. north bay shows a smooth flow as well. we do have one car fire reported northbound 101 at old redwood highway. no one injured. we'r
, to the colorado science teacher that was fired after school officials found out she once starred in pornographic movies. gio benitez has the story. good morning, gio. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. what this california teacher hoped would end as a story of redemption, as become a cautionary tale. what you do in the past can come back to haunt you. and this morning, her porn actress past may have gotten her banned from working in a classroom again. her 12-year-old and 13-year-old middle school students knew her as miss halas, the science teacher. but fans of 32-year-old stacie hal halas, knew her as tiffany six, the porn star. now, she's out of a job, banned from teaching. a panel of three california judges unanimously agreeing tuesday that her hard-core past has no place in the classroom. >> we've had a viral buzz going around with 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds showing porn. >> reporter: the oxnard school district initially fired halas last april, after students discovered she performed in at least 18 x-rated films. from 2005, to 2006. in a behind-the-scenes interview, halas reportedly ta
unfortunately staff members are part of it. i remember being accused early on by a science teacher and told i was using lsd and i didn't know what it was at the time. i was in the class for three months and didn't work english and the teacher didn't realize i didn't speak english and there was only 20 in the classroom and bullying can take different shapes and not paying attention and caring and while we're focusing on what kids are doing to each other, we must not ignore that sometimes adults can be part of the problem just by their behavior, even by the way they look the other way. i agree with richard 100% that we need to deal with this but zero tolerance has to be articulated in a very different way. 36% of kids that are bullied everyday report not coming to school. there is another piece that is important. as a member of the justice center we did intensive study of school discipline last year and looked at a million roashds and 60% that are disciplined incredibly more likely to drop out of school and end up in the criminal justice system and while we are working with the victims and
collective science of agreement to which they roll up the sleeves and get busy creating change and has been really exciting. i building we already i believe kroshed the threshold of 140,000 students nationwide and we are working to get to the million and the idea is a million is a tipping point . a million kids in america. that's like one in ten basically in public schools. that gets embedded so over time every september schools are starting with that method to have that agreement, and along the way we're also trying to deliver youth action and educate ideas and teach the schools and districts about social emotional learning because after they see the film they want to know what do we do next? how do we impact that? and that's what i am up to and it's great to be here. >> thanks so much for coming here. we appreciate it. [applause] >> good afternoon everyone. i am rachel smith falls and a senior vice president here of futures without violence i wanted to thank you all for being here and formally welcome to futures without violence. as many of you know of the former name had that fo
's "jimmy kimmel live." tonight -- mark wahlberg. jennifer lopez. and "science bob" pflugfelder. with cleto and the cletones. and now, here's jimmy kimmel! >> jimmy: welcome. hi there, i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thank you for coming to see us in person. look, i know things are a little tense between us right now, but what do you say we forget about the past and just live in the today, you know? on monday, which is
they will try the 16-year-old suspect as an adult. witnesses say the teenager walked into a science classroom at taft high school and shot another 16-year-old in the chest. the victim is current lit in a medically-induced coma but doctors expect him to -- currently in a medically- induced coma but doctors expect him to recover fully. >>> president obama is going over the vice president's proposals about tougher gun laws. we could possibly see an executive order by the president by the end of the week. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, there is a new poll out showing most americans would support tougher laws. kyla? >> reporter: the pew research center poll shows more people want more restrictions on gunn buyers. of those polled, 85% won background checks for private fun sales and those who buy weapons at shows. 80% say the mentally ill should not be allowed to buy guns and over half say there should not be an -- be a ban on the assault weapons. president obama says he could use his power to create stricter gun laws in the next few days. he's reviewing the proposals f
spoke of two of them are students at school of technology environmental science. she told us she was surprised to be singled out. >> i wouldn't think that i would be commended for doing something i have been taught to do that you should do to give back to your community and serve one another. best feeling in the world. >> in addition to the students two adults were honored for giving back to the community. >> in part one we heard the long-winded admission from a disgraced cyclist lance armstrong. >> up next what he says was the lowest point of his life and what he told his own children. what he told his own children. and they won't be beginners for long. give a couple beginners a great idea, they'll go to where they can get the skills, the savings, and the supplies they need - to go from beginning... to doing... to beautifully done. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. right now this ashland vanity is a special buy at just two hundred, ninety-nine dollars. call (star star)thd to shop now. good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sw
prosecuters say he illegally down loaded millions of science journals. we're live with his bay area connection. >> as indicated the federal government considered aaron schwartz a thief, for allegedly down loading academic paper was out permission. a case many believe led to his suicide. his robin hood like advocacy had strong bay area influences. >> schwartz gave a lecture last may. >> if we've lost the ability to communicate over the internet it could be a changed bill of rights, freedoms guaranteed in the constitution he dropped out of stanford but maintained a close friendship with lessic whoççí[ spoke about him today he was going to -- an incredible soul who inspired millions who,( now weep as we've seen a crossek:÷ e internet in outrage and devastation that he would have been driven to the cliff that he stepped over. >> the cliff was felony charges by the'z. swr justice department when he down loaded research papers at m.i.t.. cindy cohen met him six or seven years ago. >> he found a bunch of kindred souls. he first hooked up with cory was here, it's a testament to the movement. it
of california offers more than 100 online classes for credit including this science course the university has also launched online classes for nonuc students but at a cost of $1,400 a class. only five students have signed up. >> we're still trying. we're learning from the experience. no one has figure out a business model. >> reporter: governor brown is scheduled to attend tomorrow's meeting of the uc board of regents to hear a detailed presentation of ucs online education program. at san jose state university, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the adventures of former software mogul john mcaffe may be coming to a theater near you. warner brothers has picked up the rights to john mcafee's last stand. he had fled from belize to guatemala to avoid questioning in a murder case. and mcafee has recently moved to oregon. >>> kaepernick is sure making a name for hymn. he now is on the cover of sports illustrated check that out. at least he's on the west coast version. kaepernick ran for 289 yards and two touchdowns. joe flacco is on the cover of the east coast version of sports illustrated. and we
classes for credit including this science course the university has also launched online classes for nonuc students but at a cost of $1,400 a class. only five students have signed up. >> we're still trying. we're learning from the experience. no one has figure out a business model. >> reporter: governor brown is scheduled to attend tomorrow's meeting of the uc board of regents to hear a detailed presentation of ucs online education program. at san jose state university, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the adventures of former software mogul john mcaffe may be coming to a theater near you. warner brothers has picked up the rights to john mcafee's last stand. he had fled from belize to guatemala to avoid questioning in a murder case. and mcafee has recently moved to oregon. >>> kaepernick is sure making a name for hymn. he now is on the cover of sports illustrated check that out. at least he's on the west coast version. kaepernick ran for 289 yards and two touchdowns. joe flacco is on the cover of the east coast version of sports illustrated. and we have you covered for the sunday game. a
of science. >> a simple pleasure that google provides, doodles show something interesting about a particular date. the process is shared with schoolchildren each year. today is the launch of the contest and it runs through march 22. these are past winners for the dude tell congress for students from kindergarten through high school so get the kids up and going. >> amazing creativity. next at 6:00 we are continuing to follow breaking news from a pier fire that is burning on the waterfront in crockett and firefighters say they have to let this burn out on its own. >> how accurate are the websites that provide medical conversation. clear >> this is abc7 news. >> a pier fire burns and firefighters say they may have to let it burn. >> happen this morning, extra help to the helpless struggling this dangerously cold conditions today. >> lance armstrong is back pedaling what low said about doping during the disgraced and famed career. >> and now, thank you for joining us. >> just wait. just be patient. the cold temperatures will be leaving. >> usually petaluma is the cool spot and this morning...liv
are getting a look at last week's school shooting. witnesses say he walked into a science classroom at the school and shot another 16-year-old student in the chest. prosecutors say they will try him as an adult. the victim in the case is expected to recover despite suffering critical injuries. >>> president barack obama is reviewing gun safety proposals for vice-president joseph biden and his panel. and the president could make an executive order by the end of this week. as kyla campbell reports, one republican congressman is threatening impeachment. >> reporter: dave people who support gun rights say president barack obama's support for gun orders threaten their rights. since the shooting in newtown connecticut many are vowing to make stricter gun laws and they will make an executive order meaning congress has no say. texas is starting to begin impeachment procedures to stop the president and vice- president joseph biden is expected to put through a new ban on weapons and universal background checks. but the president says it is not the same as taking citizens guns away. other gun
before dawn today reported seeing a bright light in the 60. we checked with experts at the space science center and they say it was most likely a meteor turned into a fire ball by the earth atmosphere. while we were there we saw this amazing exhibit which the center will open tonight. this is almost real time video of our sun. spectacular. visitors can activate filter to see different heat area. zoom in on specific region or witness past solar flares. it can all be taken in on 90 inch lcd display. exhibition even smrins man fascination with the sichbility sun has been the focal point for civilization sense the dawn of man. each civilization created a story of what is that. is that a chariot crossing the sky. giant turtle. sun god. >>reporter: there are also exhibits at which visitors can draw on the sun screen and see what it is like to take control of the sun's magnet iing field. looks very cool while there. >> we have a lot more for you here on abc 7 news at 9:00. coming up next. football season heats up so are a few bakery they cash in on locate no. 7. >>> yelpes restaurant
sat down tonight with robert smith the professor of political science at san francisco state university. we asked him what should be expected during president obama's second term in office. >> it's just going to be i think for the next two years in a way just a series of arguments about the budget debts and deficits. i don't see him having an opportunity in the first two years of getting much done. >> reporter: smith said president obama will be remembered for what he's already accomplished. he pointed to the president's efforts to shift resources from the wealthy toward the middle class and those with lower incomes as well as his push for health care reform. >> a new poll shows president obama has some challenges ahead. the wall street journal survey found mr. obama with a 52% disapproval. when asked where america is heading, 33% had positive comments and 58 negative. >>> our ken pritchett and tori campbell are headed to the capital. they will have reports continues through inauguration day on monday. >>> a major new honda recall to tell you about tonight. >> also coming up
the professor of political science at san francisco state university. we e next two years in a way just a series of arguments about the budget debts and deficits. i don't see him having an opportunity in the first two years of getting much done. >> reporter: smith said president obama will be remembered for what he's already accomplished. he pointed to the president's efforts to shift resources from the wealthy toward the middle class and those with lower incomes as well as his push for health care reform. >> a new poll shows president obama has some challenges ahead. the wall street journal survey found mr. obama with a 52% disapproval. when asked where america is heading, 33% had positive comments and 58 negative. >>> our ken pritchett and tori campbell are headed to the capital. they will have reports continues through inauguration day on monday. >>> a major new honda recall to tell you about tonight. >> also coming up the change in security that you'll notice at two bay area airports. >> the advertised warm up has arrived. coming up the warmest day of the holiday weekend and when >>> new vi
comfortable. abc7 news health and science reporter carolyn johnson has the details. >> ellen sue is all smiles when she plays with her newborn son. a smile that's actually improving thanks to evolving technology. >> today we will scan your feet. >> she's beenfied for the popular invisaline braces. >> it's a departure from the traditional molds used by most orthodontists. >> now we can have models without taking the goopy impressions. >> first he reaches for the scanner that will photograph ellen's teeth. it's connected to a computer system that will ultimately beam the images from her practice in san francisco to the itera lab. over the next several minutes the doctor guides the camera around ellen's upper and lower jaw line. the device is completely optical. no radiation. >> we can get these areas here. >> step by step the camera builds a three-dimensional map of her teeth. the computer alerts the dentist if the section doesn't have a complete image so it can be rephotographed. >> it's very precise and very accurate. >> she said the process is typically quicker than traditional impressionings
is reporting that today's event will be marked by a mixture of science and ballyhoo with free 20 minute tours sponsored by the marine mammal center and the aquarium of the bay. the tour starts at the top of each hour at 11:00 this morning until 2:00 this afternoon. meet at the sea lion statue at pier 39. if you plan to watch the niners today, you can take the sea lion tour tomorrow. i think this is one of those places locals tend to stay away from, they think it is a tourist trap, but i was there yesterday and there are a lot of cool places and the sea lion tour should really be nice. >> there's a reason all those people go there. >> yeah, yeah. >> we are looking at a couple more days of the fair weather and mild temperatures. the storm track staying well to the north through tuesday. by wednesday featuring cooler weather. not likely we will see much rain at all by midweek. 66 and milder here with big waves and high surf advisory until 4:00. 71 salinas. changes come wednesday with cooler air and a slight chance in the north bay and better chance next weekend. >> thank you, lisa. that will do
the overwhelming challenge of science but no one can avoid the crippling fire, droughts and more powerful storms. >> reporter: speaking on martin luther king day president obama made history by using the word gay and saying that -- the president, vice president and families at journaled for the congressional lunch before the walk . >> i'm very encouraged. >> reporter: in of the people we talked to today in the crowd said this felt like a very different experience than the inauguration four years ago. coming up we'll tell you why they said that and take you into the crowd during the inauguration and parade. >>> the inauguration also featured the first latino, the first gay and the youngest person ever to serve as the inaugural poet. >> and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every rooftop and every window of one country, all of us facing the stars. hope. >> miami poet is the son of cuban exile. the poem was called one today and illustrated how americans share common experiences. blanco also remembered the victims of the newtown school shootings. >>> former republican presidential cand
to the threat of climate change. >> some may still deny the overwhelming challenge of science but no one can avoid the crippling fire, droughts and more powerful storms. >> reporter: speaking on martin luther king day president obama made history by using the word gay and saying that -- the president, vice president and families at journaled for the congressional lunch before the walk . >> i'm very encouraged. >> reporter: in of the people we talked to today in the crowd said this felt like a very different experience than the inauguration four years ago. coming up we'll tell you why they said that and take you into the crowd during the inauguration and parade. >>> the inauguration also featured the first latino, the first gay and the youngest person ever to serve as the inaugural poet. >> and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every rooftop and every window of one country, all of us facing the stars. hope. >> miami poet is the son of cuban exile. the poem was called one today and illustrated how americans share common experiences. blanco also remembered the victims of the newto
that provided the science behind the pill. >> when you're out in the sun and getting exposed to sun you mutate this signal to the stem cells and then you get too much of the signal in those stem cells and that keeps growing and growing and growing, and that's where cancer is. >> reporter: the pill acts as an inhibitor to the signal known as the hedgehog pathway. >> blocks the signal the cancer cells receive to keep growing. >> reporter: winnie's tumors began to shrink. the group of 100, mostly in their 40s, 50s and 60s saw the same results. >> that was pretty amazing to us. >> reporter: an amazing change for winnie, who went back to reading, writing and most of all, watching san francisco sports on her tv from her san mateo nursing home, where she's looking forward to the simple pleasures in life. >> when all the youngsters come in and say, good morning, time to get up, beautiful. and they're so right. >> reporter: but most of us, letters from the great grandkids that light her up. >> i miss you and see you in a few months. i love you. >> reporter: who is this young baby here? >> me. >> report
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fund aimed at supporting youth programs in the arts and sciences. >> a follow up now to a story we brought you yesterday. the sonoma county sheriff's department say a man found dead inside the trunk of a car near sonoma state university is 31-year-old sean francis parker. police were looking for parker to question him about injuring his girlfriend during a confrontation friday. deputies say parker's death is considered a homicide. any connection between his death and that domestic violence case is unclear now. >> a court hearing set for today. a marin city man accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a home invasion in the telegraph hill neighborhood. jovan jones accused of pushing his way into the woman's home, threatening to kill her and raping her. jones was found hiding in the backyard of a nearby home. he was arrested on saturday night. >> opening arguments are set today many the trial of zing wu. he's charged with killing three co-workers at cy port back in 2008. prosecutors say he killed the company ceo and two managers after he was fired. prosecutors say he's eligible
is also a science. >> reporter: welcome to the good life at google. this campus in mountainview california offers employees comfort, privileges and perks that workers at most other companies can only envy. but what may seem like luxuries are actually good business, and google can prove that because the company studies everything it does. >> we try to bring as much analytics and data and science to what we do on the people side as our engineer do on the product side. >> reporter: lazlo bok heads the operations department. google's data mining gives detailed notion what pays off. >> when an employee starts on the first day, we have data that says if the manager shows up and says, "hi, nice to meet you, you're on my team we're going to be working together," those people end up 15% more productive in nine months. >> google will be an -- >> reporter: to make sure the rest of the googleler's career remains productive is david radford's responsibility. >> we thought it would be a great idea to build a building that allowed us to try new things and find out what w
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in the journal of science that they could identify nearly 50 people who took part in general etdic research. that information is stored in databases and is supposed to be anonymous. >>> "the l.a. times" says robert wagner will not answer questions in the latest investigation of the death of his wife natalie wood. wood was on a boat off the california coast when she drown in 1981. her death was ruled an accident. but the case has been reopened. police say wagner is the only person on the boat that night who is refusing to talk with investigators. >>> "the new york times" says barge traffic is still running on the mississippi river in spite of a severe drought that threatens the leave boats stranded. engineers have been able to keep the river open by dredging blasting and scraping away rock obstructions along the river bed. that has lowered the bottom of the channel by two feet. >>> "usa today" says hotels are taking extra precautions to deal with the flu outbreak some offering chicken soup to guests sick in their rooms. others are stocking up on hand sanitizers and is
the hypocrite of hollywood and says he has not been an active member for years. is science cology a cult? >> of course it is. of course it is. a system of belief, you got these folks inside this fortress who won't look out, won't look at any criticism and can't bear to -- any investigation and think that everyone is against them. how would you describe that? it's a cult. of course it is. >> well, larry ryan is a pulitzer-prize wing author, his new book is "going clear, scientology, hollywood and the prison of belief." good morning to you, larry. >> good morning. >> pick up with paul haggis left off. he calls scientology a cult. based on your reporting, is that what you would call it? >> i don't use those words, only one opinion that matters about whether it's religion or a cult and that's the irs and they made that decision in 1993 in the nation of 2400 lawsuits from the church and church members. >> concluding it is a religion? >> yes. >> let's talk about what you found in your book. you say you interviewed more than 200 people you looked at thousands of pages of documents. what is the
not knowing that science of this academic of violence. days are 23 actions that i am announcing. but as important as these are. there are no substitute for members of congress. they have to make a real difference. congress has to act. congress must act soon. i am calling on congress to pass some proposals right away. first, it is time for congress to have a universal ban kron check done on anyone who wants to buy a weapon perry . >> the law already requires a license and dealers to run background checks. this kept 1.5 million people from getting a gun. it is hard to enforce those laws when there are 40 percent of all gun purchases adult without a background check. is not smart and it is not fair to respondif you want to buy a gund it uses medleys have to show that you're not a felon or someone who is prohibited from buying one perry ed an overwhelming majority of americans agreed that a universal back from check should be done. more than 70% from the national rifle association also agrees. there is no reason that we cannot do this. congress should restore a ban on military-style
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